Carrie Fisher quotes

Born
October 21, 1956 Burbank, California, U.S.

Died
December 27, 2016.

Occupation
Actress.

Carrie Fisher was an American actress, Fisher is known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.

If anything, my mother taught me how to sur-thrive. That’s my word for it.
– Carrie Fisher
Movies are dreams! And they work on you subliminally.
– Carrie Fisher
I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say ‘Get younger,’ because that’s how easy it is.
– Carrie Fisher
Writing is a very calming thing for me.
– Carrie Fisher
It’s difficult to know what to say to someone whose partner has cheated on them.
– Carrie Fisher
I don’t like looking at myself. I have such bad body dysmorphia.
– Carrie Fisher
It can’t hurt to go to the people you love, whose blood type courses through your veins and whose DNA, from a certain angle, contains many of the same markings as yours. You don’t have to take their advice, but let them share their version of solutions to life’s difficulties. Good or bad – it could be interesting.
– Carrie Fisher
It creates community when you talk about private things.
– Carrie Fisher
I like performing. I like partnering with an audience.
– Carrie Fisher
He’s a very strange guy, my father. I can’t get mad at him because he’s so adorable.
– Carrie Fisher
I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like.
– Carrie Fisher
The manic end of is a lot of fun.
– Carrie Fisher
I trust myself. I trust my instincts. I know what I’m gonna do, what I can do, what I can’t do. I’ve been through a lot, and I could go through more, but I hope I don’t have to. But if I did, I’d be able to do it. I’m not going to enjoy dying, but there’s not much prep for that.
– Carrie Fisher
I don’t want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I’m not interested in doing that anymore.
– Carrie Fisher
People want me to say that I’m sick of playing Leia and that it ruined my life. If my life was that easy to ruin, it deserved to be ruined.
– Carrie Fisher
I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you.
– Carrie Fisher
I’ve been there for a couple of people when they were dying; it didn’t look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, I’d want someone like me around. And I will be there!
– Carrie Fisher
My parents had this incredibly vital relationship with an audience, like muscle with blood. This was the main competition I had for my parents’ attention: an audience.
– Carrie Fisher
It really annoys me that I’m vain, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to discard that tendency.
– Carrie Fisher
I found out when I did the Oprah Winfrey show that there was a cookie jar of me. So she gave it to me. I had no idea prior to that that it even existed.
– Carrie Fisher
I was born into big celebrity. It could only diminish.
– Carrie Fisher
It’s the most amazing thing to be able to forgive.
– Carrie Fisher
Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity.
– Carrie Fisher
You get to choose what monsters you want to slay. I’m sorry to say this again, but let’s face it – the Force is with you.
– Carrie Fisher
My father was a joyous, joyous spirit, he really was. He was a hedonist, that was just – he enjoyed life, thrust up to the elbows with it. He was a terrible father. I don’t know that he was parented that well.
– Carrie Fisher
If you claim something, you can own it.
– Carrie Fisher
I have a mess in my head sometimes, and there’s something very satisfying about putting it into words. Certainly it’s not something that you’re in charge of, necessarily, but writing about it, putting it into your words, can be a very powerful experience.
– Carrie Fisher
I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
– Carrie Fisher
All of us are looking for an outside ordeal that will internally change us.
– Carrie Fisher
Drugs made me feel more normal.
– Carrie Fisher
I spent a year in a 12-step program, really committed, because I could not believe what had happened – that I might have killed myself.
– Carrie Fisher
I have two moods. One is Roy, rollicking Roy, the wild ride of a mood. And Pam, sediment Pam, who stands on the shore and sobs… Sometimes the tide is in, sometimes it’s out.
– Carrie Fisher
I have been in ‘Star Wars’ since I was 20.
– Carrie Fisher
I waited for my daughter, Billie, to come to me with her troubles – but I’m glad I didn’t hold my breath.
– Carrie Fisher
If my life wasn’t funny, it would just be true, and that’s unacceptable.
– Carrie Fisher
You knew how humiliating that is as an experience for celebrities to be less of a celebrity. There’s no class to adjust to being less famous, and you don’t think you have to worry about it. But you do.
– Carrie Fisher
Females get hired along procreative lines. After 40, we’re kind of cooked.
– Carrie Fisher
Some of my memories will never return. They are lost – along with the crippling feeling of defeat and hopelessness. Not a tremendous price to pay.
– Carrie Fisher
Leia follows me like a vague smell.
– Carrie Fisher
I’ll never be known for my work with boundaries.
– Carrie Fisher
People are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was going to be that big of a hit. Yes, we all knew. The only one who didn’t know was George.
– Carrie Fisher
Mothers are great. They outlast everything. But when they’re bad, they’re the worst thing that can happen.
– Carrie Fisher
I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.
– Carrie Fisher
I have a harder time eating properly than I do exercising. It’s easier for me to add an activity than to deny myself something. And when I do lose the weight, I don’t like that it makes me feel good about myself. It’s not who I am.
– Carrie Fisher
Instant gratification takes too long.
– Carrie Fisher
I enjoy taking jobs that make fun of me – or me as Princess Leia, or me as the writer, or whatever, as some idea.
– Carrie Fisher
I overheard people saying, ‘She thinks she’s so great because she’s Debbie Reynolds’ daughter!’ And I didn’t like it; it made me different from other people, and I wanted to be the same.
– Carrie Fisher